Bolachas Now Playing

#100: Willie Nelson, “God’s Problem Child”

Welcome to our 100th weekly playlist! Of course we invited God Emperor Willie Nelson to the party. He brought his new record God’s Problem Child with him. It’s yours now.

Bolachas Now Playing, 16/2017 (#100):

Gorillaz – Charger (ft. Grace Jones)

Raekwon – This Is What It Comes Too

Why? – George Washington

Hoops – On Letting Go

The New Year – The Beast

Gold Connections – Popular Fiction

WATERS – Molly Is a Babe

Descendents – Who We Are

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap

Chris Stapleton – Second One to Know

Steve Earle – Lookin’ for a Woman

Willie Nelson – Still Not Dead

Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone

The War on Drugs – Thinking of a Place

Alex Rex – Gift of Weeping

Fog Lake – Ventriloquist

Palace – Bitter (Acoustic)

Justin Townes Earle – Graceland

Ryan Adams – The Empty Bed

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#61: Cate Le Bon, “Crab Day” / Kevin Morby, “Singing Saw”

This week on our playlist we focus on not one, but two records: Kevin Morby’s Singing Saw and Cate Le Bon’s Crab Day. But that’s not all we’ve got: take a sneak peek at Day of the Dead, that Grateful Dead cover album everyone’s talking about, with songs by The War on Drugs, The National, and Courtney Barnett. Extra: Alexi Lalas, Parquet Courts, William Tyler, Destroyer, Fujiya & Miyagi, Dave Harrington Group, and dvsn. 


Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2015 – the review


Someone playing in front of a lot of people in the most perfect scenery you can get in a music festival. Photo by Hugo Lima [Vodafone Paredes de Coura]

Writing a review about Vodafone Paredes de Coura is always one of the most painful things I can do as a music writer. First, if I am to judge the musical performances – and, of course, some of those were pretty forgettable, others not even worth mentioning, as there are always some rotten strawberries even in the nicest basket – I can never do justice to how good the festival is as a whole. Second, if I’m to write a review, it means this years’ edition of the festival – and the best week of the whole year for most people who attend it – is over, and there are 51 boring weeks left until we return.

Bolachas Now Playing live

#30 & #31: Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2015

This week, in our playlist, we preview the Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2015 festival with 24 songs by some of our favorite artists playing at this years’ festival: Father John Misty, The War On DrugsSteve Gunn, Mark Lanegan, White Fence, IceageSlowdive, Waxahatchee, Lykke Li, Natalie Prass, Woods, and Charles Bradley.


Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: day 2

© Hugo Lima, Optimus Primavera Sound

Oh, festivals on weekdays. Such a pleasure for people who can’t take days off work. Thank god not everyone on the team has such problems. Still not over the fact I haven’t seen The War on Drugs, for example. Please read on…